Module Title:   Renal Technology 1

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG3057M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr P Twigg

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To bring together multidisciplinary aspects of prior learning to evaluate renal technology terms of biology, mechanics, technology and healthcare.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Knowledge disseminated and concepts explored in lectures, with learning supported by tutorial problems and tutor-lead classroom discussion. Formative assessment and oral feedback given in tutorials. The formal examination assesses all of the learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor, while the coursework allows skills to be demonstrated more fully.

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Understand the biology of the kidney and its pathology.
Understand the principles of renal replacement therapy
Critically evaluate healthcare technologies for renal dialysis systems.
Understand the principles of infection control in the dialysis unit

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Exercise significant judgement in the context of integrated and multidisciplinary healthcare technology

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Apply scientific method; solve problems systematically

  Examination - open book or seen paper 2.00 80%
  2 hour examination
  Coursework   20%
  1000 word equivalent
  Examination - open book or seen paper 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
Renal technology - Renal anatomy, physiology and pathology (part 1 & 2), principles of dialysis (part 1 & 2), Dialysis technology (part 1 & 2), Vascular access and anticoagulation, Infection control

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